Miss Pettigrew lives for a day

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Based on the novel by Winifred Watson.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

Special features : deleted scenes, Miss Pettigrew's long trip to Hollywood, Making an unforgettable day, feature commentary with director Bharat Nalluri.

Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Ciarán Hinds, Shirley Henderson, Mark Strong.

In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Now she must seize the day if she wants a job. She does this by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as social secretary. Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse. Suddenly, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into the world of high society. Within hours she is living it up. Taking the social secretary designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate both a love life and career. This is complicated by the three men in Delysias life: devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is unexpectedly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe - the one person who senses that the new social secretary may be out of her element and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.

DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) and widescreen (2.35:1) presentations; Dolby Digital 5.1.

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Community Reviews


A fun movie with larger than life characters and beautiful settings.

What a delight!

This is just one of those stories you can't help buy enjoy. Also, Lee Pace is in it and he is super dreamy.

cute, uplifting movie

The cast is excellent though many of the characters are rather (I suppose intentionally) cartoonishly portrayed. Frances McDormand's performance is especially touching and comes across as very genuine.

'Pettigrew' Good for a Perk

If you quite liked fairy tales as a kid, but now feel too mature for such childhood fancies, pop in "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day." Actress Frances McDormand as the title role has enough pep, pomp and circumstance to make you feel like a kid again. Every character is a bit cartoonish, save for Miss Pettigew - and that's precisely why the film works. Seen through her eyes, you feel just as entranced and exasperated with flighty beauty Delysia (Amy Adams), just as wary of stuck-up ice queen Edythe (Shirley Henderson), and just as thoroughly charmed by Joe Blomfield (Ciaran Hinds). There's not much else to say. If you like comedy, silly circumstances, and just enough innuendo to ensure that this film is actually for adults, please give "Pettigrew" a go. Fun fact: Amy Adams does all her own singing in this film.

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